Mario Chacón

He leads ProMéxico efforts regarding the attraction of foreign direct investment and coordinates the activities of the national and overseas offices from this institution.
He has a professional career spanning more than 35 years in the public and private sector, always committed to Mexico´s growth. Within the public sector, he participated in the process of design, lobbying, and negotiation of the Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement between Mexico and the European Union, as well as Mexico’s entry as Permanent Observer to the European Council. He also participated in the incorporation of Mexico to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation mechanism (APEC).
Amb. Chacon has extensive experience in the promotion of Mexico abroad. He served as Ambassador to the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and to the Republic of Colombia. He was Chief of Mission in Washington and Brussels, as well as in the representation to the European Union, Kingdom of Belgium, and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. He was Consul General in Toronto, Director General of Economic Relations with Europe and Multilateral Economic Organizations, and Economic Counsellor in Germany and Japan.
In the academic scope, he obtained a Master Degree of Science in Economics and Food Science, by the University of California, Davis. He has given a wide range of lectures and presentations on economic and political topics of Mexico at universities in Germany, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Japan, and Venezuela. He was also distinguished as a visiting professor at the University of Rosario, Colombia.
Amb. Chacon was appointed Head of Global Business Promotion Unit on May 2016.